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Police: Former Pflugerville camp counselor had sexual relationship with 11-year-old camper

Police say Cameron Michael Kretsinger, now 27, admitted to having a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old camper when he was a counselor at a Pflugerville summer camp nearly a decade ago (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

Investigators say Cameron Kretsinger confessed to abusing a young girl he met through the city of Pflugerville's Summer Pfun camp program in 2009 and 2010. He is now charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first degree felony.

"These incidents allegedly occurred when Kretsinger was 18 years of age and the child was 11. 11 years old," said Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo. "While this happened years ago, to me, it's just as important as if it happened today. One child is one too many that gets hurt."

Kretsinger was a camp counselor with the city from 2009 to 2013. According to the arrest affidavit, Kretsinger emailed the victim photos and video, and four times, he made arrangements to meet her at a movie theatre, where he would pick her up and drive her to a field, or a dead end street to abuse her in his pickup truck.

Pflugerville Police want to hear from anyone else who may have been a victim, and the chief praised the now 20-year-old woman for making an outcry. "I commend the victim's courage to speak up about this and what took place," said Chief Robledo. "Thank you to the victim I hope you're watching right now. Thank you for your bravery. His secret is out."

The Summer Pfun program doesn't have any formal policy on electronic communication between counselors and young campers yet. "We strongly discourage this type of activity, you know, any contact between the counselors and the kids themselves," Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Director James Memenes said.

"Is this a written policy?" I asked. "It is not a written policy. It is not. We do have it discussed in our training, but it is not a written policy," Hemenes answered.

"Is that going to change?"

"Definitely," he said.

Kretsinger is now a chiropractor who worked at Whitehead Chiropractic -- until Wednesday. His boss told me on the phone that he had been fired, and she was stunned by the news.

Meantime the police chief wants to hear from campers or other former counselors. "I am urging the community to come together. I am asking all of you to work with us, and have that trust that this victim had, in order to bring justice," Chief Robledo said.

Pflugerville Police want to hear from anyone with information whether it's a victim or former camp counselor who worked with Kretsinger. The hotline is 512-990-6950.

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